Over the years, Gordon Atlantic has developed a proprietary approach to economic development self-investment. We therefore maintain strict self-investment parameters to ensure maximum job creation and long-term valuation across multiple global markets.
Gordon Atlantic self-invests on a population basis per investment bracket. A minimum of 51% of self-invested funds must be invested in the United States. Of those identified funds, economic development concentration includes the 25 largest American cities, as well as the best performing large and small cities in the United States according to the Milken Institute.
Each bracket is industry specific. For example, a bracket may focus on sports, entertainment, leisure, or medical projects. Our investment criteria does not allow for cross-bracket investment, because this activity destabilizes economic development efficiencies per industrial category on a global basis, and reduces the impact our proprietary model.
We may decide to form specific Special Purpose Entities (SPEs) with other organizations to achieve impactful economic development milestones. These SPEs may utilize conventional finance. We may utilize funds that are derived from petrochemical sales on a global basis. SPEs may be formed for the sole purpose of earning petrochemical returns to further economic development activity. We do not invest in the production of petrochemicals or petrochemical facilities. Other significant parameters apply.